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Rev. King Would Be Calling For Direct Action Against Obama

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(c) Rev. King Would Stand For Direct Action Against Obama's Wars 
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By Sherwood Ross
Rise up! Rise up, Americans!
Too long have you delayed!
While imperial-minded presidents
Their cruel wars have made.
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The hard-earned coin for which you toil
They waste on wars on foreign soil,
The liberties you enjoyed of late
They club to death in their police state.
Rise up! Rise up, Americans!
Take peace into the street!
Only the MIC gains from war
For all others, it's defeat.
MLK denounced the war in Viet Nam
As he would the war in Afghanistan
As King denounced imperialism
Let us defy its militarism.
Rise up! Rise up, Americans!
Take peace into the street!
In our own hands we hold our fate
Non-violent America, demonstrate!
(Sherwood Ross is a Miami, Fl.-based reporter and award-winning poet who walked across Mississippi with The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and others in 1966 to complete James Meredith's "March Against Fear" after Meredith was shot.  )

 

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Sherwood Ross worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and contributed a regular "Workplace" column for Reuters. He has contributed to national magazines and hosted a talk show on WOL, Washington, D.C. In the Sixties he was active as public (more...)
 
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